Planning for future waste management

Hawkesbury City Council is committed to working towards greater waste reduction targets by increasing recycling rates and diverting waste from landfill.

As part of this, Council is developing an Integrated Waste Management Strategy to progress long-term plans for the Hawkesbury City Waste Management Facility as well as consider future options for the Hawkesbury’s kerbside waste and recycling collections.

Council will host a face-to-face community session on Tuesday, 26 November, from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Tebbutt Room, Deerubbin Centre (same level as Library), 300 George Street, Windsor. To register, go to

Waste management is a vital public health and environmental service that affects every member of our community, the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert said.

“Right across Australia, councils are striving to deliver sustainable, reliable and affordable waste services whilst dealing with the challenge of growing populations, increasing waste generation per household, and changing recycling markets,” Mayor Calvert said.

“This is no easy task. Landfill space in Sydney is filling up fast, we need to find alternatives to ensure council waste services remain affordable, reliable and sustainable well into the future,” he said.

“Council is developing a Waste Strategy to help us achieve greater waste reductions in the longer term.

“In addition to a number of internal workshops that have been conducted, our next steps will involve conducting focus groups and community consultation sessions about waste,” Mayor Calvert said.

“We would also like to gain a better understanding of community views and concerns in relation to potential changes in waste services, facilities and technologies.”

An online survey about waste management is available on Council’s online community engagement platform Your Hawkesbury Your Say at

“The survey aims to help Council identify our community’s aspirations, our community’s priorities, preferences and needs regarding the future of waste management in the Hawkesbury,” the Mayor added.

“The survey results will help us to shape the Strategy and plan future actions that meet community expectations and help to protect our environment.”

After consultation and development, the Draft Integrated Waste Management Strategy will be placed on public exhibition in 2020.

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